Funambol Expands User Base for Open Source Push Email and PIM Sync

Funambol, the leading provider of mobile 2.0 messaging software powered by open source, today announced an important new release that extends the addressable market for its push email and PIM sync software. Funambol v6.5 includes push optimizations, multimedia content sync, greater scalability, broader device compatibility, online portal enhancements and improved Funambol clients. These enhancements make open source push email available for many more users and improves their mobile email & PIM sync experience.

Linux faces up to Microsoft

The software industry in the future will be dominated by two types of software platform - open-source Linux and the proprietary Microsoft Windows platform - said Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation.

ActiveState Goes Open Source

While Eclipse percolates all over the Java world, ActiveState is betting that its dynamic language-focused IDE will fill an open source gap. The company's Komodo IDE 4.2 gave birth to a free version in February, Komodo Edit, but giving away the basic tools wasn’t enough. In October, Komodo Edit was repurposed and rereleased, as open source, under the Open Komodo project.

Rice Technology Solutions to Distribute Ubuntu Based Linux Exclusively

Rice Technology Solutions (RTS), a southern Nevada based IT solutions provider and subcontracting firm today announced that it will exclusively distribute Ubuntu for all future linux deployments.

Python Conference 2008

PyCon 2008, the sixth annual Python community conference, will be held in Chicago from March 14 to 16, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Business leaders, developers, and enthusiasts will gather for the largest and most comprehensive Python meeting in history. Python, the popular open source programming language that is increasingly seen as an alternative to Java, is currently used by thousands of organizations including Google, Industrial Light & Magic, iRobot, NASA, and YouTube.

Mandriva Linux selected as "Product of the Year 2007" at the Russian Softool event

Mandriva has been selected as 'Product of the Year 2007' in the Linux category at the Softool exhibition in Moscow. The 'Product of the Year 2007' competition was held by the department of information technologies and computing systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Federal Agency of Information Technologies, the publishing house SK Press, and IT-expo.

Linux Kernel Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 2.6.23.8.

New Open Source Grid and Cluster Community Launches

An online community for open source grid and cluster users, administrators and developers debuted.